How do I access game files for a steam game?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mrsir2009, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors 604

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Hello,

    How do I access game files (half life 2) for a steam game? I have searched around, and there seem to be no folders containing game files that I can access. There's just Steam and the half life 2 application. Nothing else.

    I know you can access the game files that make up the game (such as models, sound files, images etc) because everyone talks about finding things in the game files (on Windows). There must be a way to do it in Mac OSX too... Does anyone know of a way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    MasterHowl

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    #2
    hey :)
    okay here goes:
    Macintosh HD
    Users
    <username>
    Library
    Application Support
    Steam
    SteamApps
    <steam username>
    half-life 2

    great game!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    And once you find the app you're looking for, right-click (or control-click) and choose "Show Package Contents". This will give you the models, sound files, etc. used in the game. Alternatively, there may be a file in ~/Library/Application Support/NAME_OF_GAME, where ~ denotes your Home folder.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 604

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    #4
    Thanks for your help guys :) I found Half life 2 and it's contents using the path you provided, however it showed files that I don't seem to have the right applications to open. I can access the fonts and the intro video and logos, but thats it really :confused: Is there any way I can open these beige files?:

    Thanks!
     

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  5. macrumors 6502

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    Orange County, CA
    #5
    Well, if they're just binary files then there's no point in "opening" them -- what are you trying to actually do with them?

    If they are config files then they are simply text files with a non-".txt" extension. Drag them into Text Edit and they will open right up.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 604

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    #6
    I'm trying to find all the models, images, videos and audio files in the game like you can do on Windows. In Mac OSX are they all just binary files that you can't access? :(

    Cheers,
     

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